Survey Sampling Statistician

MD - Rockville
Nov 08, 2017
Mar 01, 2018
Analyst, Research
Full Time
Westat is an employee-owned corporation providing research services to agencies of the U.S. Government, as well as businesses, foundations, and state and local governments. Westat's research, technical, and administrative staff of more than 2,000 is located at our headquarters in Rockville, Maryland, near Washington, DC.

Job Summary:

Westat is seeking a survey sampling statistician.

Job Responsibilities:

·     Developing sample designs (determining stratification and allocation to strata; determine sample size based on differences and power and determine optimal clustering; and select sample). ·     Selecting and/or constructing appropriate sample frame and developing and documenting weighting plan which includes non-response adjustment and bench-marking. ·     Developing and conducting imputation for item nonresponse and estimating sampling errors using appropriate software. ·     Writing specifications for programmers; and preparing reports on sample design, weighting procedures and other methodological issues.

Job Requirements:

·     A Master's degree or PhD in statistics with coursework in survey sampling or a master's or PhD in survey sampling. Candidates with a master's must have at least 8 years of experience in sample survey design, selection, or weighting and a PhD with 6 years' experience.
Although not required to do programming, candidates would benefit from knowing SAS and other statistical software packages. Qualified candidates must have excellent written and oral communication skills, strong organizational skills, and the ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously. Westat offers competitive benefits with ESOP, 401k, Health, Dental, paid vacation, sick and holiday leave, professional development as well as other benefits. Any offer of employment may be contingent upon receipt of acceptable results from a post-offer background screening, if required for the position, based on the specific position which may include, for example, identity verification, employment history, or criminal records history. Westat is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, disability, or any other classification protected by Federal, state, or local law.


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